Turkey 'key' partner of Ukraine in Black Sea: Envoy

2017 'very symbolic' year as it marks 25th anniversary of diplomatic ties, says Ukraine's ambassador to Ankara

Turkey 'key' partner of Ukraine in Black Sea: Envoy

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey is a "key" partner of Ukraine in the Black Sea region, Andrii Sybiha, Kiev's ambassador in Ankara, said Thursday.

"Today, Turkey is our key partner in the Black Sea region and supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine," Sybiha said in the capital Ankara during an international conference entitled "25 Years of Turkey-Ukraine Relations".

Sybiha said 2017 is a "very symbolic" year as it marks a quarter-century of bilateral diplomatic relations.

"The current atmosphere of bilateral relations between our countries is very positive," he said.

Sybiha said political dialogue between Kiev and Ankara has reached an "unprecedented" level.

"Since the establishment of the strategic partnership between Ukraine and Turkey back in 2011, both countries have gone a long way in their efforts to implement an ambitious bilateral agenda," he added.

Sybiha said the two countries are developing "close" relations in several fields, including nuclear energy, defense, and military cooperation.

He told how Ukraine and Turkey have made joint efforts to end the occupation of Crimea and protect the rights of Ukrainian citizens, including Crimean Tatars.



Güncelleme Tarihi: 25 Mayıs 2017, 14:04